Coral Reefs Dynamics examines the different components of this very important marine ecosystem. The biology and ecology of modern reefs are a central focus of the class, together with the evolution of the reef community and its composition over geologic time. The class also investigates the interaction between the major organisms living in association with coral reefs and the ways in which our species affect the reefs both directly and indirectly through climate change.
In-class presentations, midterm and final exam, reports.
First year students; No background in science is necessary.
First-Year Seminar meets 3 hours per week. The course combines student presentations and discussions with traditional lectures.